Best in Class Winners Announced for 2021

Four members came away with their second First Place win in the second year of Best in Class. Repeat winners include World Vision, Answers, Common Good and Luke Society News. Congratulations are also in order for first-time First Place winners: Brio, Christian History, Mission Frontiers, Word&Way, The Christian Chronicle, Cru Storylines and Fathom.

First-pace winners will each receive an engraved crystal trophy.

The summer contest groups magazines in categories based on circulation rather than type as judged in the annual Awards of Excellence. Entries were split with a balanced number of entries into seven circulation ranges, plus additional categories based on format: newsletters, newspapers and websites (which required a digital membership to enter). Each category was judged by two judges with the judges’ scores averaged to determine placement.

Category Circ Range First Place Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place
Class A 80,000+ World Vision Focus on the Family Christianity Today (tie) Voice of the Martyrs | War Cry
Class B 40,001 to 80,000 Brio Israel My Glory The Banner Alliance Life SBC Life
Class C 15,001 to 40,000 Answers Peer SAConnects Great Commission Magazine Network
Class D 9,751 to 15,000 Common Good Light Magazine Proclaim! The ECHO Evangel Magazine
Class E 5,000 to 9,750 Christian History Just Between Us Christian Leader Family North Carolina
Class F 2,001 to 5,000 Mission Frontiers Prayer Connect Resource
Class G Up to 2,000 Word&Way Mutuality Advent Christian Witness (tie) Reformed Presbyterian Witness | SCP Journal
Newsletters Luke Society News
Newspapers The Christian Chronicle Illinois Baptist The Alabama Baptist Roaring Wind Tribune
Websites A Cru Storylines (tie) Christianity Today | World Vision Answers Research Journal The Christian Post
Websites B Fathom The Baptist Standard Baptist Press Caring Magazine MTW